In his first state budget, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath allocated Rs 132 crore for the promotion of cattle farming and livestock.
Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath in his first state budget has spring some surprises. Finance Minister Tarun Bhanot presented the first budget of the Kamal Nath-led Congress government in the legislative assembly on Wednesday.
It was worth Rs 2,33,605 crore, an increase of approximately 20%. In 2018-19, the budget presented by the then BJP government was of Rs 2,04,642.44 crore.
Kamal Nath has allocated Rs 132 crore for the promotion of cattle farming and livestock. The government has also decided to pay Rs 20 per day for cow protection which was earlier Rs 1.
More than Rs 1204 crore has been allocated for the schemes of the Animal Husbandry Department. Out of this, a provision of allocating Rs 230 crore for the animal hospitals has been made.
In January, Kamal Nath led government proposed a scheme in which 1,000 gaushalas or cow shelters were opened across the state to provide shelter to 1 lakh cows. The state government has allocated Rs 8,000 crore for the farmer’s loan waivers scheme. In the current budget, the government has raised Health sector expenditure by 31%.
Kamal Nath also announced that the state government will soon formulate a law providing 70% reservation in private jobs for the people of Madhya Pradesh.
“Kamal Nath has said that now 70 per cent reservation will be given to Madhya Pradesh people in those companies who want to invest in the state. We will soon make this a law. In October, Kamal Nath is going to do investors meet conference,” MP’s Law Minister, PC Sharma, told ANI.
Kamal Nath government has termed it as “please-all” budget, However, the opposition attached them for presenting a budget which has a Hindutva push and sops for minorities.
State Finance Minister Taun Bhanot, answered the opposition and said, “Ye Hindutva Ka Nahi, Yathartha Ka Budget Hai (This budget reflects reality not Hindutva)”.